Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation
Here in the UK, armed robbery is still a real problem that many businesses have to deal with. If you’ve been an armed robbery victim at work, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. These events can not only be life-threatening, but can lead to long-term or permanent psychological issues, such as PTSD. If you’ve been the victim of an armed robbery, or even if you were present while one was going on, you could be able to claim for compensation.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to all kinds of people in the UK. If you worked in a store or business that was the victim of an armed robbery, our team are here for you.
We can help you to make personal injury compensation claims against the business for failing to create a safe workplace. Whenever an armed robbery takes place in a business, the employees are placed at substantial risk. Even if you don’t suffer any physical injuries as a result of the armed robbery, the psychological damage can be severe.
Over the years, our professional team have worked to provide a full range of no-win, no-fee personal injury claims. We have helped people from all walks of life to get the compensation that they need. The money you could be entitled to can help you to move on with your life and overcome the psychological damage caused by this event. Whether you suffered physical or mental damage following this occurrence, get in touch with our professional team today.
What is Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation?
An armed robbery is any robbery which takes place while the perpetrator is holding (or has access to) a weapon. These kinds of robberies are extremely dangerous if the robber decides to use their weapon. Most cases of armed robbery do not end with physical injuries, and the weapon is simply for intimidation purposes. Robberies involving weapons are most common in businesses rather than homes or elsewhere. It is common for the perpetrator, or perpetrators, to attack businesses with a high volume of cash in their tills or small, high-value products which can easily be stolen.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. If you’ve been the victim of an armed robbery while at work, get in touch with our experienced team today. We understand that, even if you haven’t suffered any kind of physical injury, there is a full range of psychological injuries which you could suffer.
Over the years, we’ve worked alongside a complete range of employees to get the compensation they need. If your employers have placed you in an unsafe, high-risk environment, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Common Questions Regarding Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation:
How Much Compensation Could I Get for Armed Robbery Victim at Work Claims?
The level of personal injury compensation you could claim for will depend on the severity of your physical or psychological injuries. You will also be able to make a claim for the negligence that your employers have shown towards your wellbeing. If you have been left in an unsafe commercial space, with no support or limited training, get in touch with our experienced team today.
In the worst cases, you can be left with physical and psychological injuries which can cause serious, long-term health concerns. As such, it is important that the compensation you receive will match the severity of your injuries. Whether you’ve suffered short or long-term health concerns, get in touch with our no-win, no-fee legal experts today.
Armed Robbery at Work Compensation Amounts
|Type of Armed Robbery Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Minor to Moderate PTSD||Short-term or mild anxiety and depression related to the armed robbery event. This can include a wide range of other symptoms, including insomnia. Even minor post-traumatic stress disorder can have a serious impact on your life.||£3,150 to £18,450.|
|Severe and Permanent PTSD||If, following the robbery at work, you are left with serious and permanent post-traumatic stress disorder. This can have cause serious problems throughout your life. In the worst cases, this trauma can leave you unable to sleep, work, travel and socialise.||£18,450 to £88,270.|
|Minor to Serious Penetrating Stab Wounds||If you’ve been stabbed during any kind of armed robbery, then you will be eligible for compensation. You will not only be able to claim for the pain and suffering caused by the wound, but for any long-term scarring which occurs as well.||£5,000 to £16,000.|
|Assaulted at Work||This can include any kind of assault at work. This can involve bludgeoning from a weapon or as the result of a physical assaults. As such, this can cover a wide range of symptoms, including your pain and suffering, in addition to short-term, long-term and cosmetic damage.||£525 to £17,575.|
The amount of compensation you could be eligible to claim will entirely depend on your personal circumstances. If you’re looking to make any kind of claim for compensation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today.
What Kinds of Weapons are Used in UK Armed Robberies?
Here in the UK, there is a wide variety of different weapons which can be used in armed robberies. Some of the most common weapons and tools used include:
- Bladed Weapons.
- Blunt Weapons:
Which Businesses are Most Vulnerable to Armed Robbery?
The businesses most vulnerable to armed robbery are those with small, high-value merchandise. These can include retailers such as electronics and jewellery stores. Retailers with a large amount of cash on-site and banks are also vulnerable to armed robberies.
How Vulnerable is My Business to Armed Robbery?
If your business doesn’t have a security team, or security systems, then you are at increased risk of armed robbery. Effective security, including taking care to ensure that all employees are trained for robberies, is extremely important.
How Common are Armed Robberies in the UK?
Armed robberies are once again becoming more and more common in the UK. The age of the ‘bank heist’ may nominally be over, but everyday people utilise weapons to rob businesses like petrol stations, jewellers and more.
How Can My Employer Improve My Safety from Armed Robbery in the Workplace?
The only real way your employer can improve your safety in the workplace is to improve the security systems. Any retail outlet or other business with a working CCTV and alarm system is less vulnerable to robbery than an unprotected property.
How Much Time Can a Criminal Get for Armed Robbery?
If the criminal hurts someone during the robbery, then it is possible that they will receive life imprisonment. If the judge chooses not to impose life, then the judge can sentence the criminal to up to 20 years for armed robbery.
What Should I Do When an Armed Robbery Happens My Work?
Your employer should run through some emergency scenarios and ensure that you know what to do in the event of an armed robbery. If they haven’t provided this training, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
What Injuries are Common Following an Armed Robbery?
There are several physical injuries which can occur during an armed robbery. It will largely depend on the situation and the kind of weapons the perpetrator is using. You could suffer from:
- Bludgeoning Injuries.
- Gunshot Wounds.
- Head Injuries.
- Broken Limbs.
What are the Psychological Conditions Caused by Armed Robberies in the UK?
Following an armed robbery, you could suffer from a range of mental health concerns and psychological conditions. These can include:
- Mild to Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD).
- Anxiety Conditions – Mild to Severe.
- Mild to Severe Depression.
- Short-Term, Long-Term and Permanent Mental Disorders.
Can I Do Anything to Prevent an Armed Robbery in My Workplace?
As an employee, you can only follow the decisions made by your employer. During an armed robbery, the best thing to do is remain calm and comply with the perpetrators commands. Your workplace should be insured against theft and robbery in any case.
Am I Eligible to Claim for Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation?
If you’ve suffered any kind of physical or psychological injury, you could be entitled to armed robbery compensation. These events can cause a wide range of serious mental health concerns, not to mention the physical injuries you could obtain.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services. We can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. Whatever kind of injury or condition you suffer following this armed robbery, you’ll be able to make a compensation claim.
Further Reading on Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation in the UK:
- Victim Support: Armed Robbery Compensation
- NHS Choices: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Victim Support: Robbery
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Armed Robbery Victim at Work Compensation
If you’ve been the victim of armed robbery while at work, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. We can help you to make successful personal injury claims against your employers if they have been negligent about your safety. This can include failing to protect the workplace if there is a high-risk of robbery. It can also involve failing to prepare you in the form of training or advice in the event of an armed robbery in the workplace.
Whether you’ve suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of this criminal activity, get in touch with our team today. We can work with you to make compensation claims against the company or persons responsible for your condition. These injuries, both psychical and psychological, can cause serious long-term health conditions. As such, making a claim for compensation is absolutely essential.
For more information, contact our friendly and experienced team today. Our team of no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you get the compensation that you need. Feel free to call our legal specialists today on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form. Just leave us your contact information and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.